Friday, July 22, 2011

Blogobirthday Contest!!! Last day to enter...

Yes, I know I left you wanting 5 days ago when I posted a bottle of Kraken Rum and 3 Allen and Ginter boxes.  Yes, I have busted them.  Yes I video'd my Gint-A-Cuffs box.  Yes, I got drunk.  We'll get to those soon.  But first, it's contest time.

Once upon a time, I got tired of reading all of the card blogs out there and got insanely jealous.  I decided to grace you with my opinion, and thus started My Cardboard Mistress. 

Exactly one year ago, on July 20, 2010, I made my first post.  Appropriately, I was showing off 2010 Allen and Ginter. 

To celebrate one year, I'm giving stuff away.  As with any contest, you are certainly most interested in knowing what the prize(s) are. 

Prize #3:
A small selection of cards fitting your PC.  Yeah, boring, I know, but free cards...quitcherbitchin.

Prize #2:
A complete set (1-100) of 2005 UD All-Star Classics


Prize #1:
A complete set (1-200) of 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History


How do you enter?

Well, not to bash other blogs, but you don't have to follow my blog and you don't have to pimp my contest on yours.  You simply have to guess 6 names.

I recently (within the past year) picked up this random blister pack of random cards.  Among the 25 cards in the pack, it guaranteed 6 stars from the list on the back:


Well, the pack held up its end of the bargain.  Your job is to guess which 6 players from the list (reproduced below since the picture may be hard to read) came in my pack. 

Albert Pujols
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rios
Alfonso Soriano
Andruw Jones
Andy Pettitte
Barry Bonds
Barry Zito
Bernie Williams
Bobby Abreu
Brandon Webb
Brian Giles
Cal Ripken Jr.
Carl Crawford
Carlos Beltran
Carlos Delgado
Carlos Lee
Carlos Zambrano
Chase Utley
Chipper Jones
Chris Carpenter
Craig Biggio
Curt Schilling
Dave Winfield
David Ortiz
David Wright
Delmon Young
Derek Jeter
Derrek Lee
Don Mattingly
Dontrelle Willis
Eric Chavez
Eric Gagne
Frank Thomas
Gary Carter
Gary Sheffield
George Brett
Greg Maddux
Hideo Nomo
Ichiro
Ivan Rodriguez
Jason Bay
Jason Giambi
Jeff Bagwell
Jeff Kent
Jermaine Dye
Jim Thome
Johan Santana
Johnny Damon
Josh Beckett
Ken Griffey Jr.
Kerry Wood
Lance Berkman
Larry Walker
Magglio Ordonez
Manny Ramirez
Mariano Rivera
Mark Buerhle
Mark McGwire
Mark Teixeira
Miguel Cabrera
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Mike Schmidt
Nolan Ryan
Nomar Garciaparra
Ozzie Smith
Paul Konerko
Pedro Martinez
Randy Johnson
Richie Sexson
Rickey Henderson
Robin Yount
Roger Clemens
Roy Halladay
Roy Oswalt
Ryne Sandberg
Sammy Sosa
Scott Rolen
Shawn Green
Tim Hudson
Todd Helton
Tom Glavine
Tony Gwynn
Trevor Hoffman
Troy Glaus
Vladimir Guerrero
Vernon Wells
Wade Boggs
Will Clark

Seems easy enough right?  Well, since there are 90 possible names, and you get 6 guesses, it's like playing the lottery. The odds:

Correct
Guesses:           Odds:
     0                1 in 1.5
     1                1 in 3.4
     2                1 in 21.5
     3                1 in 327
     4                1 in 11,907
     5                1 in 1,235,347
     6                1 in 622,614,630

So, as you can see, getting more than 2 correct is going to be very tough. 

You get one entry between now and Friday, July 22 11:59 PM ET.  Just leave a comment with the six names you choose. 

Prizes will be awarded as follows.  If only one person gets more than everyone else (i.e. one person gets 3 and the rest only get 2) they sweep and get all prizes.  If two people are above everyone, they will be randomized and will each draft a prize (prize 3 will be eliminated).    If three or more people are in the highest category, then they will be randomized and the top 3 get to draft from the prizes.

If no one gets 2 right, I will start the contest over, because that's just pitiful.

45 comments:

Jason said...

Cool prizes. Random.org says:

Alfonso Soriano
Eric Gagne
Troy Glaus
Ryne Sandberg
Magglio Ordonez
Roy Oswalt

SpastikMooss said...

I will say:
Chris Carpenter
Ichiro
Jason Giambi
Nomar Garciaparra
Trevor Hoffman
Vladimir Guerrero

Jason C. said...

Barry Zito
Sammy Sosa
Nolan Ryan
Johnny Damon
Chase Utley
Todd Helton

Play at the Plate said...

Jeff Bagwell
Mark Buehrle
Nolan Ryan
Ivan Rodriguez
Will Clark
Lance Berkman

dawgbones said...

Nomar Garciaparra
Mike Schmidt
Lance Berkman
Vladimir Guerrero
Jason Giambi
Bobby Abreu

CL said...

Great idea.

My guess:

Barry Bonds
Derek Jeter
Ivan Rodriguez
Larry Walker
Scott Rolen
Miguel Cabrera

Thanks!

Core Contrarian said...

Congratulations!

The Lost Collector said...

No method to my guesses.

Barry Bonds
Brian Giles
Dontrelle Willis
Mark Buerhle
Sammy Sosa
Trevor Hoffman

Ryan LaMonica said...

Brandon Webb
Derrek Lee
Troy Glaus
Johan Santana
Ozzie Smith
Albert Pujols

FanOfReds said...

Rios
Giles
Ortiz
Oswalt
Giambi

FanOfReds said...

Whoops, one more: Scott Rolen.

cubsfan731 said...

Alex Rodriguez
Larry Walker
Eric Chavez
Jim Thome
Sammy Sosa
Chase Utley

cardanathema said...

Very cool contest. My guesses:

Don Mattingly
Mark Teixeira
Ichiro
Robin Young
Tim Hudson
Wade Boggs

buckeyestatecards said...

Bernie Williams
David Ortiz
Lance Berkman
Mike Mussina
Paul Konerko
Trevor Hoffman

Thanks!

TheBrooklynMet said...

Richie Sexton
Paul Konerko
Mike Mussina
Brian Giles
Mike Piazza

TheBrooklynMet said...

Richie Sexton
Paul Konerko
Mike Mussina
Brian Giles
Mike Piazza
and Pedro Martinez

Eric L said...

Congrats on the milestone and great contest.

I'll guess:
Barry Bonds
Chipper Jones
George Brett
Frank Thomas
Ken Griffey Jr.
Todd Helton

Dhoff said...

Rickey Henderson
Vernon Wells
Ivan Rodriguez
Nomar Garicaparra
Carlos Delgado
Brian Giles

Happy one-year, man.

Captain Canuck said...

Andruw Jones
Carlos Lee
Dontrelle Willis
Jermain Dye
Kerry Wood
Shawn Green

night owl said...

Hudson, Teixeira, Berkman, Beckett, I. Rodriguez, Ortiz

TJ said...

Great idea and congrats on a year!

Frank Thomas
Eric Gagne
Will Clark
Jeff Bagwell
Jim Thome
Ichiro

Josh said...

Gary Carter
Mike Mussina
Paul Konerko
Trevor Hoffman
Troy Glaus
Will Clark

20youksox said...

David Ortiz
Ichiro
Albert Pujols
Vladimir Guerrero
Nolan Ryan
Derek Jeter

Thanks for the contest!

dominicfdny said...

Carlos lee
dave winfield
chase utley
david ortiz
george brett
briam giles

Thorzul said...

Barry Bonds
Shawn Green
Ozzie Smith
Mike Mussina
Dontrelle Willis
Carlos Lee

- potch said...

Greetings!

Delmon Young
Jeff Kent
Roy Halladay
Mike Mussina
Manny Ramirez
Barry Zito

Greg Zakwin said...

Albert Pujols
Barry Zito
Chase Utley
David Wright
Eric Gagne
Mike Piazza

Spiegel83 said...

Brandon Webb
Alex Rios
Hideo Nomoe
Greg Maddux
Mark McGwire
Nolan Ryan

Colbey said...

Let's go with:

Andruw Jones
Chipper Jones
Craig Biggio
Gary Sheffield
Tim Hudson
Vladimir Guerrero

Morgan said...

Mike Piazza
Mark McGwire
Craig Biggio
Nolan Ryan
Cal Ripken Jr.
Scott Rolen

Ryan said...

Here goes nothing:

Frank Thomas
Wade Boggs
Robin Yount
Richie Sexson
Ryne Sandberg
Vernon Wells

The Dimwit said...

Dave Winfield
Delmon Young
George Brett
Magglio Ordonez
Randy Johnson
Roy Halladay

BA Benny said...

Congrats on a year out here in Blogoland! You have one of the great reads out here.

Alfonso Soriano
Vlad Guerrero
Nolan Ryan
Jeff Bagwell
Mike Schmidt
Barry Bonds

Kirk Jacobson said...

Barry Zito
Delmon Young
Cal Ripken
Rickey Henderson
Troy Glaus
Shawn Green

Collective Troll said...

Congrats on your blog-o-birth day!!!
Going with:
Brian Giles, Vernon Wells, Larry Walker, Jason Giambi, Lance Berkman and Sammy Sosa...
Cheers! Rum is GOOD...

Matt said...

My theory is, you still got a fair amount of junk-era cards, so I'm going with the older guys.

Craig Biggio
Don Mattingly
Larry Walker
Mike Schmidt
Tom Glavine
Will Clark

The Diamond King said...

Alex Rios
Chris Carpenter
David Wright
Frank Thomas
Pedro Martinez
Tim Hudson

Lonestarr said...

Congrats!

Bernie Williams
Delmon Young
Don Mattingly
Hohnny Damon
Roger Clemens
Trevor Hoffman

Lonestarr said...

Um, Johnny Damon I mean. Oops.

Dan said...

Johnny Damon
Mark Buehrle
Dontrelle Willis
Jim Thome
Carlos Delgado
Wade Boggs

mmmrhubarb said...

Johan Santana
Kerry Wood
Todd Helton
Richie Sexson
Derek Lee
Carlos Beltran

(...Joe) said...

Alex Rodriguez
Barry Bonds
Curt Schilling
George Brett
Jeff Kent
Wade Boggs

Mark A. said...

Congrats on your blog's birthday. I wish you continued success in this coming year.

Dave said...

Great Idea and Great Prizes.
My Guesses are:

Chase Utley
Jason Bay
Mariano Rivera
Roy Halladay
Jeff Kent
Vernon Wells

ShaneK said...

Congrats on one year!!

My 6 are:

Roy Oswalt
Troy Glaus
Tony Gwynn
Eric Gagne
D Willis
Shawn Green


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